FG Will Continue Feeding Programme Despite School Closure – Minister

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reiterated its plans to continue the School feeding Program despite the closure of schools nationwide.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq said the plan was to make sure the children are not malnourished.

School feeding
School feeding

The Minister made the statement on the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus on Tuesday.

Farouq said the government was still developing modalities on how to get the food across to 3 million households.

“On the issue of malnourished children, Mr President has directed that we should continue with the Home Grown School Feeding Programme without compromising the objectives of the programme.

“We are finalising modalities to distribute food vouchers for food of up to three million households. Other modalities once finalised with approval from the President will be prioritised,” she said.

The government said it is adopting a door to door voucher distribution.

The Federal government introduced School feeding programme in 2016 as part of the Social Investment Programme of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The programme aim is to collectively support the feeding of over 24 million school children.

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